William Persson

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The Rt Revd
William Persson
Bishop of Doncaster
Diocese Diocese of Sheffield
In office 1982–1992
Predecessor Stewart Cross
Successor Michael Gear
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Bath & Wells (1994–present)
Ordination 1953 (deacon); 1954 (priest)
Consecration 1982
Personal details
Born (1927-09-27) 27 September 1927 (age 89)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Leslie & Elizabeth
Spouse Ann Davey (m. 1957)
Children 2 sons; 1 daughter
Alma mater Oriel College, Oxford

William Michael Dermot Persson[1] (born 27 September 1927) is a former Suffragan Bishop of Doncaster.[2]

Persson was educated at Oriel College, Oxford.[3] Ordained in 1954, he began his career with a curacy at Emmanuel, South Croydon[4] and was then successively: Vicar of Christ Church, Barnet; Rector of Bebington; and finally, before his elevation to the Episcopate, Knutsford. Since retiring to Sturminster Newton Bishop William continues to serve the church as an Assistant Bishop within the Bath and Wells Diocese.


  1. ^ the Peerage.com
  2. ^ ‘PERSSON, Rt Rev. William Michael Dermot’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 9 July 2012
  3. ^ Debrett's People of Today,1992 London, ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  4. ^ Details of Parish
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Stewart Cross
Bishop of Doncaster
Succeeded by
Michael Gear